2013 Koenigsegg Agera R
Koenigsegg was the first Hypercar manufacturer to take steps toward green technology with the release of the biofuel CCXR in 2007. The Agera R, based on the highly competitive Agera, follows in the footsteps of the CCXR as it also runs on E85 biofuel. (more below)
The 2013 Koenigsegg Agera R: Endless pursuit for Perfection
|Source: Koenigsegg | Published: Mon Dec 03, 2012 by Andrew D.
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Among many differences to the standard Agera, the Agera R has an upgraded
fuel and engine management system with enough flow capacity to generate 1140 hp
and 1200 nm of torque on E85 and E100 biofuel. As there is less energy content
per given volume in these biofuels compared to normal petrol, the fuel-system
has to manage a flow that is similar to a 2000hp petrol engine, which means that
the Agera R's return-less fuel system has the highest capacity of any car
presently in production.
As the Agera R is a flexfuel car, it can also be run on normal petrol. As 95
octane fuel has less octane than ethanol E85, the power is reduced to 960hp with
1100Nm of torque due to the boost pressure and ignition timing being altered to
match the fuel characteristics.
In order to give the Agera R maximum flexibility when it comes to power
delivery, Koenigsegg has implement the latest technology when it comes to turbo
materials and design. This reduces the inertia of the turbine wheel and axle and
therefore gives improved response.
Triplex rear Suspension
Christian von Koenigsegg has invented a new type of rear suspension system for a
road car - Triplex rear suspension. The Agera R comes with the Triplex rear
suspension system as standard and therefore has a shock absorber and spring
connecting the right and left rear wheel. This system gives unique benefits as
the two rear wheels can influence one another when desired.
There are multiple benefits of this system. For example, the Triplex system
works in series with the normal springs and dampers, allowing their spring and
damping rates to be lowered. This results in increased comfort and better
handling on rough and wet surfaces without compromising dry track handling.
The Triplex system also has an anti-squat effect. Traditional anti-squat systems
are designed into the geometry of the suspension. These systems do not add any
components or weight. However they compromise the geometry of the suspension for
other aspects of handling aside from anti-squat.
By adding the Triplex system, Koenigsegg can maintain true suspension geometries
for handling, but still have the anti-squat feature and harvest other new found
benefits. As the Triplex system compliments the normal dampers and springs,
these can be made lighter. Hence, the added benefit does not significantly
affect the overall weight of the car's suspension.
Koenigsegg Agera R: Review (2/2)
|AT (automatic transmission), MT (manual transmission)
||305 cu in (5000 cc)
||1140 hp (850 kW) @ 7100 rpm
||885 lb-ft (1200 Nm) @ 4100 rpm
||Rear Wheel Drive
||7 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic
|Brakes & Tires
|Brakes Front - Rear
||Ventilated Discs - Ventilated Discs
|Tire Size Front - Rear
||235/40 R19 - 255/35 R19
|Exterior Dimensions & Weight
||192.8 in (4898 mm)
||74.8 in (1899 mm)
||53.9 in (1368 mm)
||3000 lbs (1200 kg)
|0-60 mph (0-100 km/h)
||2.8 s (2.9 s)
|60-0 mph Braking
||273 mph (440 km/h)
|EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway
|Origin & Price
|Base Retail Price (MSRP)